Mackrell Family History
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Mackrell Name Meaning
nickname from Old French maquerel ‘bawd’. from Middle English makerel ‘mackerel’ (the fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a seller of these fish. Possibly also from Middle English mackerel ‘red scorch marks (on the skin)’, perhaps a descriptive nickname for someone with a noticeable birthmark.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press